The World Checkers/Draughts Championship is the tournament of English draughts (also known as "American checkers" or "straight checkers") which determines the world champion. It is organised by the World Checkers/Draughts Federation. The first edition of the men's championship was held in the 1840s,[1] predating the men's Draughts World Championship by several decades. The women's championship has been held since 1986. There are championships held in two versions. One is 3-Move, where players don't begin their game in the starting position but a position three moves in the game (often drawn randomly from all positions, excluding positions already losing a piece). The other is GAYP (Go as you please), where players start from the very beginning.


Year Winner Nationality
1840–1844 Andrew Anderson  Scotland
1844–1847 James Wyllie  Scotland
1847–1849 Andrew Anderson  Scotland
1849–1859 James Wyllie  Scotland
1859–1864 Robert Martins  Scotland
1864–1876 James Wyllie  Scotland
1876–1878 Robert D. Yates  United States
1878–1894 James Wyllie  Scotland
1894–1896 James Ferrie  Scotland
1896–1903 Richard Jordan  Scotland
1903–1912 James Ferrie  Scotland
1912–1917 Alfred Jordan  England
1917–1922 Newell Banks  United States
1922–1933 Robert Stewart  Scotland
1933–1934 Newell Banks  United States
1934–1948 Asa Long  United States
1948–1955 Walter Hellman  United States
1955–1958 Marion Tinsley  United States
1958–1975 Walter Hellman  United States
1975–1991 Marion Tinsley  United States
1991–1994 Derek Oldbury  England[2]
Year Winner Nationality
1994–2014 Ron King  Barbados
2014–2016 Sergio Scarpetta  Italy
2016–2018 Michele Borghetti  Italy
2018–2022 Lubabalo Kondlo  South Africa
2022– Matteo Bernini  Italy
Year Winner Nationality
1994–2002 Ron King  Barbados
2003–2013 Alex Moiseyev  United States
2013–2017 Michele Borghetti  Italy
2017[3] Sergio Scarpetta  Italy


Year Winner Nationality
2006–2012 Amangul Durdyyeva  Turkmenistan
2013[4]–2015 Nadiya Chyzhevska  Ukraine
2015–2017 Amangul Durdyyeva  Turkmenistan
2017– Nadiya Chyzhevska  Ukraine
Year Winner Nationality
1986–1993 Joan Caws  United Kingdom
1993–2007 Patricia Breen  Ireland
2007–2012 Amangul Durdyyeva  Turkmenistan
2012–2016 Nadiya Chyzhevska  Ukraine
2016[5]–2018 Amangul Durdyyeva  Turkmenistan
2018[6] Tetiana Zaitseva  Ukraine

See also


  1. ^ WCDF champions list
  2. ^ "English Draughts Association - 7.4 GAYP World".
  3. ^ Sergio Scarpetta è il nuovo Campione del Mondo!
  4. ^ Results WC-2013 at на
  5. ^ Results WC-2016 at
  6. ^ Results WC-2018